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September 4, 2015

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Sep. 2, 2015 — Watershed health and water quality issues are a growing concern. Researchers examined the sediments traveling downstream toward Lake Winnipeg using a technique called color fingerprinting. The color ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — Coral reef diversity 'hotspots' in the southwestern Indian Ocean rely more on the biomass of fish than where they are located, researchers say, a conclusion that has major implications for ... read more

Sep. 2, 2015 — A well-known period of abrupt climate change 12,000 years ago occurred rapidly in northern latitudes but much more gradually in equatorial regions, a discovery that could prove important for ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Water sampling and aerial photography show that the algal blooms currently coloring lower Chesapeake Bay are among the most intense and widespread of recent ... read more

Could Tiny Jellyfish Propulsion Drive Design of New Underwater Craft?

Sep. 1, 2015 — Scientists have seen the future of under-sea exploration by studying the swimming prowess of tiny jellyfish gathered from Puget Sound off Washington's San Juan ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Scientists have solved a decades-old geological mystery into what caused the death of a Florida cave ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — Mysteries still abound about methane release from the ocean floor. Two state of the art observatories have been deployed offshore Svalbard this summer, to try and unveil the secrets of natural ... read more

New Approach to Modeling Amazon Seasonal Cycles Developed

Aug. 31, 2015 — Engineers have developed a new approach, opposite to climate models, to correct inaccuracies using a high-resolution atmospheric model that more precisely resolves clouds and convection and ... read more

Skimming Uranium from the Sea

Aug. 31, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new, protein-based system that can mine certain types of uranium from sea water with exceedingly high affinity and ... read more

Staying Safe in Sandy Beaches

Aug. 28, 2015 — Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — On Greenland's ice sheet, a vast icy landscape crisscrossed by turquoise rivers and dotted with meltwater lakes, a small cluster of orange camping tents popped up in late July. The camp, home ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Earlier this month, a NASA instrument nestled in the belly of a small plane flew over Greenland's ice sheet and the Arctic Ocean's icy waters. Flying above creviced glaciers, chunks of ice ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers have incorporated molecules of porphyrin CO2 catalysts into the sponge-like crystals of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) to create a molecular system that not only absorbs carbon ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers are turning to an unusual source -- otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish -- to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Scientists have determined that once iron is deposited in the ocean, it has a very short residence time, spending only six months in surface waters before sinking into the deep ocean. This high ... read more

Soils Protect the Natural Environment

Aug. 27, 2015 — No matter where you live, soils protect the natural environment around ... read more

Humus Depletion Induced by Climate Change?

Aug. 27, 2015 — The yields of many important crops in Europe have been stagnating since the 1990s. As a result, the input of organic matter into the soil -- the crucial source for humus formation -- is decreasing. ... read more

What Would a Tsunami in the Mediterranean Look Like?

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers have developed a model to simulate the impact of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and applied it to the Eastern Mediterranean. The results show how tsunami waves could hit and inundate ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — The historic September 2013 storm that triggered widespread flooding across Colorado's Front Range eroded the equivalent of hundreds, or even as much as 1,000 years worth of accumulated sediment ... read more

Turning Sewage Sludge Into Concrete

Aug. 28, 2015 — Dried sewage sludge could be an alternative cement material for concrete, researchers have ... read more

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